The Wire is ITIC's e-newsletter. It is published and sent to insured members of ITIC and their brokers several times a year, with each issue focusing on a different area for transport industry professionals. This was a hydrography issue.
Faulty chart blamed for Sea Diamond sinking
AN INVESTIGATION into the causes of the Sea Diamond casualty off the Aegean island of Santorini in April last year appears to have cleared the Louis Group, which owned and operated the ship, and the vessel’s master. The report...
Charting the cause of grounding
By Trond Eilertsen and Gaute Gjelsten of Wikborg Rein, Norway www.wr.no/no/ DESPITE continuing advances in navigational, cartographic and hydrographic technology, the...
Keeping charts up to date
The International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requires that, “All ships should carry adequate and up-to-date charts, sailing directions, lists of lights, notices to mariners, tide tables, and all other nautical...
Liability Exposure for Hydrographic Surveyors
Peter Clark www.navlaw.com Historically, hydrographic surveyors have played an important role in the advancement of maritime commerce. This group of skilled professionals is called upon by the shipping industry to perform...
This article appeared in Issue 5 of The Wire and refers to Oceanology International 2010.